27 September 2015

Photo Gallery: Can You Spot Your Old PC at One of the World’s Largest Electronic Dumps?

How our lack of efficient electronics-disposal options has turned one town into a wasteland.
Slate, Sofya Levina, 23 September 2015:  What happens when you throw away an old MacBook or phone? Most likely, it will travel to Guiyu, a town in the Guangdong province in southeast China. The town has a population of 150,000 and harbors millions of pounds of discarded e-waste like computers, cellphones, and hard drives...read on.
A polluted river flows past a workshop that is used for recycling electronic waste
in the township of Guiyu, China, June 10, 2015